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Quepos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.6

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Quepos Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.6 °C

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Sunday, 9 December 2018, 17:22 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
W 5
Wind State cross-
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Quepos in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
28.1 °C

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Overall Quepos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Quepos is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Quepos is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica is 142 km (88 miles) away.
  • Golfito Airport (GLF), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Quepos and is 144 km (89 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Quepos, Golfo de Nicoya. Use the tab navigation above to view Quepos sea temperature, Quepos photographs, Quepos detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Quepos webcams, current wind from Golfo de Nicoya live weather stations and Quepos tide predictions. The Costa Rica swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Costa Rica and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Costa Rica wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Quepos.